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Chapter Information

Incorporated April 2007
Nevada has joined this chapter

Executive Officers

President: Helmuth T. Billy, MD FASMBS
Vice President: Kelvin D. Higa, MD FASMBS
Secretary: John M. Morton, MD FASMBS
Treasurer: Alan C. Wittgrove, MD FASMBS
STAR (State Access to Care Representative) CA: Ajay Upadhyay, MD FACS FRCS
STAR (State Access to Care Representative) NV: Shawn Tsuda, MD

Board of Directors

Kelvin Higa, MD FASMBS
John Morton, MD FASMBS
Alan Wittgrove, MD FASMBS
Mathias A.L. Fobi, MD
Keith Boone, MD FASMBS


ALSA Medical Group
205 E. River Park Circle, Ste 460
Fresno, CA 93720
Brynne Valderrama

Chapter Meetings

  • California/Nevada State Chapter Meeting at ObesityWeek 2016 in New Orleans, LA
    Wednesday, November 2, 2016
    6:15-7:15pm Central
    Hilton New Orleans Riverside Jefferson Ballroom

  • Annual Scientific Meeting in conjunction with the Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons annual meeting January 15-17, 2016:

  • The California/Nevada Chapter will have a State Chapter meeting at ObesityWeek 2015 in Los Angeles, CA:
    Wednesday, November 4, 2015
    6pm-7pm Pacific
    Los Angeles Convention Center Room #306AB

  • Planning for 2016 Annual Meeting
  • January 18, 2015 – Meeting held in conjunction with the So. California ACS meeting in Santa Barbara, CA
  • January 2014 Annual Meeting held in Santa Barbara, CA

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